Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Work I Go

Disney Bldg 007Are you ready for some news?

This is probably the hardest post I’ve ever had to write, but as of Monday, I’ve gone back to “work.” Like Jack Sparrow, I’ve searched the oceans for treasure and found a job. Yes, most people would be super-excited about started a new job. I mean I am, but at the same time, I’m really disappointed that my writing career is screeching to halt. (BTW I’ve sprinkled clues at to my new employer throughout this post).

This doesn’t mean my dream of being a published writer is over. I have not LOST.

This is my plan.

Write on the bus. Read on the bus. Give up a couple iPhone games I love. Give up at least 1 of the 3 writing groups I’m in. Give up watching a bunch of TV shows I like. Give up going to the gym (kinda was forced to give this up anyways due to ankle issues).

What I’m not giving up:

  • My dream of being a published writer with multiple published novels.
  • The wonderful world of NaNoWriMo (won twice while working full-time)
  • Steam Palace. I will publish this one way or another.

Give up yet on my new employer? Well it’s a small world after all, so keep your mouse ears on.


  1. It seems kind of glaringly obvious, doesn't it? You're working for the big D: the Dwarf Mining Corporation.

  2. Sorry to pass on a sorry instead of a congrats on selling a book.  However, writers persevere and many a successful author started out writing on the bus/train/el/subway.

    Best luck as you join the drawrfs in your new endeavor.  Just wondering, what will your new moniker be?  Bashful, Grumpy, Steamy, Sneezy...

  3. Yup. But nowadays we refer to it as the "Little People" Mining Company.

  4. Definitely sleepy. Need to catch a 7:30 bus!

  5. Andrew, congratulations on your new job. You can do it, you can still write! It doesn't need to screech to a halt--make time to write. I have 4 kids that keep me SO busy along with a husband who likes my time spent with him too. I've managed to write 9 novels in between down times! I was working full time the first 5 or 6 years of our marriage and I still found time to write!

    Good luck...



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